Peru: Giving Back
We believe travel transforms the traveller, our vision is to “pull back the veil” of a locale and expose our guests to the true magic of the destination. We also believe in leaving a place better for having visited.
That being said, we have partnered with 2 communities (one in Cusco and the other in the Amazon jungle) to bring them supplies that they desperately need. We will be accepting monetary donations to support the following communities and will be taking all those donations and purchasing the needed items in Peru, such as paint, school supplies, personal hygiene items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) & clothing and donating them to each location during our trip.
If you would prefer to bring any of the above items with you from Canada, you will have opportunities to personally donate them to the Girls’ Home and/or the Amazon Communities we will be visiting.
If you would like to make a donation, click the button below:
LEARNING FOR HOPE –THE SAN JUDAS CHICO GIRLS’ HOME:
Located 10 mins from downtown Cusco is the Hogar de Niñas San Judas Chico, a home to about 45 girls between the ages of 4 and 17. San Judas is a place for girls whose families are unable to properly take care of them to stay, but more importantly, it is a safe, loving and protective home which help provide these sweet, spunky, smart, loving and hilarious girls comfort and compassion as they grow. Many of the girls come from difficult backgrounds, and San Judas is all they have to call their own.
LEARNING FOR HOPE WEBSITE
Amazonia’s native populations have lived in the tropics for thousands of years.
Their lifestyles and cultures are well adapted to the environment they inhabit. And quite the contrary to some beliefs, their survival methods do not affect the environment. Their daily life comprises of methods of survival such as fishing, small-scale agriculture, hunting, and gathering.
Yet, there are many items available in our lives that the community people of the Amazon don’t yet have access to that could greatly improve their lives. We encourage you to help by bringing t-shirts, school supplies, toys, healthful snacks, and related items when visiting the towns.
Anything and everything will be a great help to these people who are so far away from civilization!
Knowing the social sensitivity of all our guests and interest to support the communities which we see during our journey through the Peruvian Amazon, we believe that best way to help is to purchase their handmade products.
During the course of our cruises, we visit several of these small towns and have a chance to be presented with a variety of beautiful palm fibre crafts, wood, and seeds that we are sure will attract your eyes.